MENU

Guidelines

Guidelines

How to Publicly Address the Board of Education

The Board of Education has set aside an opportunity for members of the community to share comments or ask questions at Board of Education meetings. The information below is provided to answers your questions.

Who may speak to the Board of Education?

Residents of the district may speak at Board meetings. Non-residents may address the Board with their consent.

What is the procedure?

If you are speaking on an agenda item, fill out a green card, indicating your area of concern and the agenda item. You must submit the card to the District Clerk, prior to the item being discussed by the Board. The Board president will recognize you when they reach the item on the agenda.

If you are addressing a concern that is not on the agenda, fill out a yellow card. List your topic on the back of the card and submit it to the District Clerk prior to Citizens Speak. If you have completed a yellow card at a prior meeting, you will find it at the table outside the Board Room and may simply list your new topic on the back. 

Is there a limit on how long I may speak?

Yes. Limit your comments to a maximum of three minutes due to the heavy schedule of the Board.

Are there any limitations on the topics I may address?

Yes. No one may initiate complaints or charges against an individual employee of the district, or challenge instructional materials used in our schools. You will be interrupted if you use a student's name or the name of any employee in your complaints.

While we understand that some issues may be emotional, defamatory or abusive remarks will not be tolerated.

Will I receive a response from the Board on my concern?

Yes, if a response is required, however, not at the meeting. Your concern will be researched and you will receive a response from the administration or the Board.

How can I find out what is on the agenda?

You may register with the District Clerk to receive an agenda by e-mail. They are also available at the table outside the Board Room prior to the meeting.

If you have additional questions, or wish to register for agendas, contact District Clerk Judith Rice at 345-2795; or e-mail her at judith.rice@longwoodcsd.org


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.